A Sunrise Recipe: Kalbi Beef

Sunrise Senior Living  |  February 25, 2016

This dish, a regular menu item at Sunrise of Carmichael, CA, is inspired by Korean barbecue and features thin slices of beef short rib marinated and grilled.

Kalbi, or Galbi, literally means “rib” in Korean and this dish originated in the late 1700s and has been passed down and perfected since then. 

Kalbi Beef
Serves 6


  • 2 pounds trimmed tri-tip beef
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. Cut the beef into strips 4 inches long and ½ inch wide. Place in shallow pans.
  2. Whisk together the stock, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sugar, oil and cornstarch. Pour half of the marinade over the beef and toss to coat. Reserve the remaining marinade.
  3. Cover and refrigerate the beef overnight to marinate.
  4. Remove the beef from the marinade. Grill over high heat for 2 minutes per side to desired temperature. Remove from the heat and let rest.
  5. Heat the reserved marinade to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened.
  6. Toss beef with the sauce. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.